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Dec 31, 2009 7:00pm EST
was a lot of controversy rrounding the case, a kind of tsle between iraq and the united states over who would try them. who did the ited states assure the iraqito get these meback to the united states? >> well, their governmen wasn't going to allow -- the united states govement was to the going to allow the men to be tried in ira i thk there was a feeling at that would have set a really dangerous pcedent fomilitary personnel and u.s. contractors workingn war zones. so the case s brought to washgton. it was kind of an precedented case bringing u.s. contractors to washington for a tri for a crime allegedly coited in a war zone. and baghd, people in iraq have reay wanted to know w is this going to play out. how is the u.s. dicial system going to hale this case? are we going to get stice? so judge ricardo you arebina led today. what did he say. he w the he sense the ruli and what reasons did he give for it? >> he threw out the tire case. he dmissed the indictment againsall five member. and the reason was he basically said that prosecutors ossed the line. and theyishandled eviden. whatap
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Jan 26, 2010 6:00pm EST
debt that will be 400% of the gross domestic product of the united states if left unchecked. so, look, i agree up don't raise taxes or cut spending in the midst of a downturn. what we propose is to put in place a process to deal with the long-term debt bomb that overhangs this country, that threatens the economic security of the united states. progressives should support that effort, as many did today, because they understand if you fail to act, social security is going broke. medicare is going broke. it is not progressive to allow those programs to fail. >> woodruff: senator greg, why is this bipartisan task force idea that the two of you were pushing, why was that the right way to go or why is it the right way to go? >> because these issues are so big, judy, that you can't address them in a partisan way. you have to have everybody at the table. everything has to be on the table-- entitlements and tax issues-- or otherwise the american people don't trust the results. the american people inherently understand if it isn't bipartisan, it probably won't be fair. we set up this task force
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Jan 5, 2010 6:00pm EST
to strike not only american targets in the united states itself. we had information that this group was working with an individ]am who was known ... who we now know was, in fact, the individual involved inç the christmas attack. the bottom line is this. the u.s. government had sufficient information toç have uncover this plot and potentially disrupt the christmas day attack. but our intelligence community failed to connect thoseç dots. which would have placed the suspect on the no-fly list. in other words, this was not a failure to collect intelligence. it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.ç the information was there. agencies and analysts who needed it had access to it. and our7s professionals were trained to look for it. and to bring it altogether. now, i will accept thatç intelligence by its nature is imperfect. but it is increasingly clear that intelligence was not fully analyzedç or fully leveraged. that's not acceptable. and i will not tolerate it. time and again we've learned thatm3 quickly piecing together informatio
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Jan 22, 2010 7:00pm EST
of the united nations,ith other countrs including the ited states. in fact there is a tencity not far from wre i am standing that actually bng administered by the 82 airborne division of t army which is home to abt an estimated 7000 people alrey. but the nt cities that are to you being built a actually farther out of to than even that. and they wl include just simp tents to begin with but farther down the roa they are hing to include moreermanent structures sense we are coming upo in fo weeks time the rainy seas and soon after that thhurricane season and obously tents aren't very good for that. >> warner: now mnwhile ba in the city where you have all these make-ift settlements, what is theid distrition system like ere. is it any better than say yesterday or the dayefore? >>id is getting better and better eve day. efeday i see more water trucks on the street more footrucks distributing aid therere still long lin for it. because food is stl so expensive here everying is pricgouged. so for exampleif your eye drops cost $3 beforehe earthquake, theyow cost $3 you know, everything is in
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Jan 26, 2010 7:00pm EST
economic security of the united state progressiveshould support at effort, as many did today because they understand if y fail to act, social securi isoing broke. medicare is going brok it is t progressive to allow those prrams to fail. >> woouff: senator greg, why is this bipartisan tasforce idea that the o of you were pushing,hy was that the right way to go or w is it the righway to go? >> because thesessues are so big, judy, thayou can't adess them in a partisan way. you have to have evebody at the ble. everytng has to be on the table-- entitlemts and tax issu-- or otherwise the american peopldon't trust the sults. e american people inherently undersnd if it isn't bipaisan, it probably won't be fr. weet up this task force in a manner that not only w bipartisan but also requir super majories to report. 14 o18. so that ither side could gain the other. it required per majorities to pasit in the senate so body could game anybody. the results of thitask force woulbe seen as fair, honest and bipartisan, and wod have popular support which is vy important. any initiati that affect
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Jan 1, 2010 7:00pm EST
of the border. the unit states military operating on both sides the border with boots on the ground in ghanistan d drones in the air in pakistan. ist one big war? >> wel i actually view them somewhat differentl the pastan taliban in the same way the akan liban is not a coherent, vocal organizati. hakani affiliates with t talibabut is not really the taliban. he overlaps the alaeda, the ghan taliban and the pakistan taliban. even more so the paktan taliban is ao a network of networks so under e previous leader whwas actually killed in a dne strike in august t was really hd to argue that the organization o was a coherent as pele said. in fact ey were really clear in tir mission that they were going aftethe pakistani ste. and going after the armyor working with the united states. now the new leader masoud far more brutal ifne can imagine that thehaki mullah is vigorously anti-shi'a which is why under cki mew la. pakistan talib have gone afr these anti- -- these shi'a, vehemtly antihi'a. >> suarez:et's talk more about the brutality. cause now there seems to be an appetite, a willingneson
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Jan 29, 2010 7:00pm EST
hpful. thank you everyby. god bless e united states america. thank you, evebody. (applause) >>oodruff: now, more on the present's appearance before house republicans-- someonwho was there foit all, texas reesentative jeb hensarling. congressman hearling, than for being with us and for standing outn the cold. what did you te away from this usual session? well, you're right, judy, it was an unual session. sten, the president deserves great credit for acceing our invitation. i'm glad that he didt. i'm hoping something goo ll come out of it. we've never en any kind of outreach from speakepelosi to aempt to work on a bipartisan basis. i hope wsee one out of the president. there are some areas maybe we can work on. bui got to tell you, the american peoe want accotability in government. anregardless of whether you are a republican or democrat today i think was at least a chapter i accountability. i mean things like the louisiana puhase and the cornhusker kickback, pple want to e some accountabity. they saw itoday. >> woouff: you asked him a question about the budget 's going to submit next w
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Jan 13, 2010 7:00pm EST
will ve e full support of the united states in the gent effort to rescue tho trapped beneath the rubble ando deliver the humanitarian relief-- the od, water and medine-- that haitia will need in the coming days. >> warner: wh the chaos in haiti, and the u. peacekeeping operation there t of mmission for now, the job of coordinating the masve international respon to the tragedy s fallen t washington. the u.s. isn't functiong as a gatekeep, but definitely as a clearinghouse. the u.s. is mounting the bigst effort so fa headed byajiv shah, e administrator for the u.s. agency for inrnational development. shah told reporters toy that the immediate fos is on saving lis, and preparing for longer term relief. >> we have two urb search and rescue units on their way, bh are units th 72 individuals, people who have siificant training and experse for rescue in urban settin drill through, car as much as is possible rube to identify who can continue with the missioof saving lives. >>arner: the u.s. military is heavily involved as well. general douglafraser, he of e u.s. southern command, sai its
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Jan 7, 2010 7:00pm EST
arabian peninsula-- we knew thathey sought to strike t united states and that theyere recruiting operatives too so, e intelligence community did not aggresvely follow up on and prritize particular streams of intelligee related to a psible attack against the homend. secondthis contributed to a larger failure of analys, a failure to connect theots of intelligence that existeacross our intelligence community. third, this in turn fed to shortcomings in the watch- listing system, whicresulted in this person not bei placed on the no-fly list, thery allowing him to board at plane in amsterdam for detroit. in sum, the u.s. governmt had the information scattered throughout the system to potentially unver this plot and disrupt the attack. rather than a failure to colct or share intellince, this was a failure to conne and understand the intelgence that we alrea had. >> holman: athe president oke, officials released deassified results of the investigation soar. amg the new revelations: e 23-year-old nigerian spect, umar farouk abdulmallab, already was airbne when u.s. customs and border prot
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Jan 8, 2010 6:00pm EST
, we turn to two who served on the 9/11 commission: former united states senator slade gorton, republican of washington state; and deputy u.s. attorney general in the clinton administration, jamie gorelick. >> woodruff: good to have you both with us. jamie gorelick, i'm going to start with you. have the reforms instituted in the intelligence community since 9/11 worked? >> they have worked but they have not worked perfectly. and that's kind of obvious from what's happened. clearly having an all-source center, a national center to fuse all the information is critical. but you still have people reading the intelligence and maybe not reading it as well as they should. you still have people providing the intelligence in ways that perhaps don't have the flags on them that they need. and a lot of this, judy, is just blocking and tackling. it's the hard work of execution. and that is apparently where we had failures. >> woodruff: senator gorton, how do you see whether these reforms have worked? >> i agree with jamie. but hi will go one step further. in this case, it wasn't a failure
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Jan 25, 2010 6:00pm EST
effort, this renewed effort, i should say, has the backing of our partners, in particular the united states and europe. >> sreenivasan: at the same time, the nato commander in afghanistan said he hopes an influx of troops will force taliban leaders to accept peace. general stanley mcchrystal suggested former taliban could even join the government. he said, "i think any afghans can play a role if they focus on the future, and not the past." also today, nato officials announced two more soldiers-- one british, one norwegian-- have been killed in bombings in afghanistan. the u.s. military will speed up a review of more than 4,300 iraq and afghanistan veterans. they were discharged with post- traumatic stress disorder, or p.t.s.d., between 2002 and 2008. seven veterans have filed a class action lawsuit. they claim the military illegally denied benefits to those discharged with p.t.s.d. vice president biden's son will not run for his father's old u.s. senate seat in delaware. in an e-mail, beau biden told supporters he plans to seek reelection as state attorney general instead. that leave
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Jan 25, 2010 7:00pm EST
current effort, this renewed effort, i shou say, has the backing of o partners, in parcular the united states and eupe. >> sreenivasan: at t same time, the natoommander in afghanistan said he pes an influx of oops will force taliban aders to accept peace. general stanley mcchrystal suggested former tiban could even join the govement. he said, "i think any afghan can play a role if they fos on the futu, and not the past." also today, nato officials announced two more sdiers-- one british, one norwegian have been killedn bombings in afghanisn. the u.s. milary will speed up a revi of more than 4,300 iraq and afghistan veterans. they were diharged with post- traumatic stress disorde or p.t.s.d., betwn 2002 and 2008. seven veteransave filed a class action lawit. they claim the mility illegally denied benefits those scharged with p.t.s.d. viceresident biden's son will not run for his father old u.s. sate seat in delaware. in ae-mail, beau biden told supporters he plans toeek reelection astate attorney genel instead. that leaves republican congressman mi castle, a former two-term governor, wi
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Jan 12, 2010 7:00pm EST
the united states in order t avoid the tax. >> woouff: let me pick up on one of those points and me back to felix salmon. yosay a lot of these banks are mang money but he's saying there really not as strong internally as it appes that they are. they're rely not in any sort of shape to taken these additial fees or taxes. if you asked the banks that's cometely untrue. if you ask t treasury, mpletely untrue because they have repaid all of them prty ch have repaid the tarp funds that they took from e government. the on reason that the government let therepay that money is bause they put their... ty made sure that these bas are well capitalized, highly solven there weret any problems the banks. if only in theake of those , if onlin the wake of the nks are showing that they're rich enough and wealthy enou to be able to pay all this money that the governmt is saying now you can afford pay us back a t more. >> woodruff: what about at? the reon that the banks have been able repay the money is bause they've raised a lot of additionacapital from stockholders and much of tt capital build-up is
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Jan 13, 2010 6:00pm EST
. as you know, every moment kountss. i think there are teams arriving from china, the united states, and from the dominican republic and elsewhere. we need to get the teams in there quickly to save lives. the next part i think for us is going to be medical help. the medical infrastructure such as it is in port-au-prince has been clearly overwhelmed by the number of victims kbhz of course hospitals have been destroyed or badly damaged by the earthquake itself. those are two of the priorities we're facing but it is a very dramatic and huge tragedy for the people of haiti and exactly what they don't need after all they've been through. >> lehrer: mr. holmes, there have been estimates up to 30,000 in terms of the death toll. >> i'm leery of giving numbers. there are hbdz, probably thousands of dead but we simply don't know. i don't want to give you a figure. let's wait to see until we get a bit more information. whatever the exact figure sit's clearly a major tragedy. there will be a major humanitarian relief effort to be mounted as well as the search and rescue efforts i talked about so we
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Jan 19, 2010 6:00pm EST
was sworn in as the 44th president of the united states. an economic crisis was at hand, the country was involved in two wars, and the first african- american had been elected to the white house, heading a sweeping victory for his party. so, where is he, and where are we now? we talk with: cynthia tucker, political columnist for the "atlanta journal-constitution;" riehan salam, who writes "the agenda" blog for the "national review" online, and is a fellow at the new america foundation; and historian and newshour regular richard norton smith of george mason university. cynthia, i'll start with you. how has reality matched up with expectations a year later? >> well, the expectations of the president were impossibley high. many people were absolutely euphoric, if you the inauguration a year ago. the honeymoon was very, very brief because the president had a very tough set of problems. the economy especially still dogs him. he has not been able to solve those problems as quickly as many people had hoped. some disappointment has set in, in some segments of the population. >> brown
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Jan 20, 2010 6:00pm EST
says it's a food gift from the people of the united states of america. but getting this through once isn't enough, the people here need to be fed every day, and they're going to need it for a very long time to come. when water does arrive, it can cause chaos. desperate people try to grab what they can, even grabbing it from each other. the weak, the thirsty. how careful do you have to be, are there problems handing out aid? >> our teams go in, they try to sensitize the community, and basically let them know we can't distribute to everyone at one time, that the assessment's on going. distributions will happen over time. ( screaming ) >> ifill: weapons are appearing on the street, too. fights breaking out over the meager supplies. and the threat of more serious violence hangs in air. by night, port-au-prince is a frightening vision. people with no where to go walk down dark streets past the burning remains of their ruined city. then, out of the darkness walks a miracle. she closely followed by her brother, moses. triumphantly rescued after a week trapped within their family house. well
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Jan 6, 2010 6:00pm EST
united states senate can bear, for example, but i don't know how he could have done less than deal with health care, than deal with the economy. he had to do those things. he's put on the table some major arms control initiatives and raised the possibility of zero nukes, which makes his near-term challenges even tougher. he's told the congress that it has to deal with climate, with energy, and that's going to be enormous difficulty in this coming year. but the fact that he went to copenhagen was a huge role of the dice, particularly because conclude hundred acted. and the low-risk strategy would have been not to go and then other heads of state would not have gone. the fact that he set out to reset the u.s.-russian relationship was another high-risk roll of the dice. the engagement with iran was a high-risk roll of the dice. going to cairo and giving that speech in the heart of the arab world was a high roll of the dice. he has been somebody who has embrasd a very challenging policy. >> lehrer: do you buy walter's jimmy carter rock and a hard place theor gee no, i don't. i see a very di
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Jan 5, 2010 7:00pm EST
unit states itself. we had iormation that this group was working withn individ] who was known ... who we now knowas, in fact, the individu involved inç the christmas atta. the bottom line is thi the u.s. governmt had sufficient infortion toç have cover this plot and potentially disrupthe christmas daattack. but our intelligence comnity failed to connt thoseç dots. whh would have placed the suspect the no-fly list. other words, this was not a failure to colct intelligce. it was a faire to integrate and understand the intelligce that we already had.ç the informatiowas there. agencies a analysts who need it had access to it. d our7s professionals were trained toook for it. and to bring it together. now, i will acce thatç inteigence by its nature is imperfect. but it is increasingly cle that intligence was not lly analyzedç or fully leveraged. that's not aeptable. and i will not tolere it. time and again we'veearned that3 quickly piecing together information and tang swift action is critic to staying one step aheadç of a nile adversary. we he to do better. weill do better.
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Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
profit >> right now it's hard to pa anything throughhe united states senat so very murky . >> warr: why? explain more, though. in the senate you've hea even republicans excoriating the g banks anthe big financial initutions for the bailouts. >> right. but there is two reasons, th firsis that the tax is a tax and the republics generally oppose taxes on corporations they view it aan impediment to economic activitand we've alrey heard that view expressed toy. sendly, again, it's a very closely divid congress, that is complicated proposal anin recent months we've seen complicated oposals don't do ll in congress. >> warner: that's certainly true. binyamin aelbaum, thanks so much. >> my >>ehrer: again, the major devepments velopments of the day. haiti was a scene of mnting deeration. unknown numbers of peoplwere still trapped in earthquake henewshour" is always line. hari sreenivasan, in our newsroom, previewshat's there. ha? >> sreenivan: we talk to a doctor in haiti about the challeng of taking care of all of the wounded. also, a look athe health risks haitians fe in the aftermath of t
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Jan 28, 2010 7:00pm EST
seen as predent of the united states raer than just lder of thedemocratic party. in that see it was effective. here's where do think it was importt to address th inside dience. in the fst term, there was a very clear thry of the cse that barack obama and h aides were aancing, the so-called g-bang theory of governance. they were going to pss big thngs all in one year: health care, cp-and-tradeegislation for global rming, financial reregulation. a year later, none of those thinghave passed. the big bangidn't work. what is e new gerning theory now? he's got ts of good ideas, but what is the actual political strategy behinthese governing ideas thatill actuly bring them enactment. and i don't thinkhat's a matter of legislative tactics. that's aatter of howoese see his pridency and demonsate effectiveness? >> woodruff: and youe saying we didn hear that last night. michael bchloss, did you hear that that? >> not much. and you know i tnk he's recognizin there's a very good chance even if he serves eight years, his mostowerful mome president, at least wit congress, was last yr and will not e
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Jan 28, 2010 6:00pm EST
spending freeze. >> the president of the united states came to the well of congress and after apparently offering a nod to focusing on jobs, he renewed his embrace of the failed economic policies of this congress and h this administration to date, calling for one more so-called stimulus bill built on the same failed policies of the last stimulus bill. >> warner: for her part, house speaker nancy pelosi focused today on health care reform, something the president moved down his priority list in last night's address. >> we must pass this legislation , and we must take whatever time it takes to do it. some things we can do on the side which may not fit into a bigger plan. that doesn't mean that's a subs tuesday for doing comprehensive. it means we will move on many fronts. >> reporter: the president also drew attention today for his criticism last night of the supreme court's decision on campaign finance. with all nine justices looking on, he charged that the ruling would open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations. associate justice samuel alito sho
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Jan 22, 2010 6:00pm EST
other countries including the united states. in fact there is a tent city not far from where i am standing that actually being administered by the 82nd airborne division of the army which is home to about an estimated 75,000 people already. but the tent cities that are to you being built are actually farther out of town than even that. and they will include just simply tents to begin with but farther down the road they are hoping to include more permanent structures sense we are coming up to in four weeks time the rainy season and soon after that the hurricane season and obviously tents aren't very good for that. >> warner: now meanwhile back in the city where you have all these make-shift settlements, what is the aid distribution system like there. is it any better than say yesterday or the day before? >> aid is getting better and better every day. ef reday i see more water trucks on the street. more food trucks distributing aid there are still long lines for it. because food is still so expensive here everything is price gouged. so for example, if your eye drops cost $3 before t
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Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
haitian ambassador to the united states. >> woodruff: then, a look at the surprisingly hot campaign in massachusetts for ted kennedy's senate seat. >> lehrer: and, the weekly analysis of mark shields and david brooks. >> lehrer: and we'll close with the voices and see the faces of the desperate people of haiti. that's all ahead on tonight's "pbs newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what is that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland to haran's best selling whole wheat, while keeping 60 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. toyota. grant thornton. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social
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Jan 14, 2010 6:00pm EST
dollars, because what we need is food, water, medical supplies, shelter the united states military has done a great job of taking over the airport. they're working closely with the u.n. security forces, the state department and aide are working very well and thank goodness the american embassy was unharmed. but the government has been damaged and our u.n. office has been december mitted there. we still have 150 people buried who have not been found. we did get someone out alive today, thank god. but we need to focus on this now. i set up a... for my u.n. office, a web site that's clintonfoundation.org /haiti earth quake just to move money into medical supplies and the last day we've gotten something like $4 million and we've gotten people sending less than a hundred dollars on average. or they can text "haiti" to 20222 and give $10. that's the most important thing now. then when that's over, we'll have to complete the relief efforts and we'll start recovery and reconstruction. haiti has a plan. it will have to be amended to take account of what has happened. but we'll have the gove
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Jan 4, 2010 6:00pm EST
the afghan ambassador to the united states. >> woodruff: a jeffrey brown profile of the dancer who has been at the helm of the alvin ailey company for two decades, and is now stepping down. >> people don't remember me for how high my legs were. they remember me and any other dancer because something touched them inside. >> ifill: and the gadgets that have changed our lives, and what the next decade holds. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "pbs newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? every day, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. >> we are intel, sponsors of tomorrow. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongo
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Jan 20, 2010 7:00pm EST
does for aost every other wspaper in the united states and around the wor. >>rown: bill mitchell what, do u make of both the moral arment and more important probably, e expectation , the mindset at so many of vus that can go online for free. >> i think bill mas a very good poi. they're not gog to be able to make a moral argumen successfully onle. this is not a matter of wh readers or users should or shouldn't pay for. they're going to pay f news online only if ty find it to be worth their money. i think when you look at what's happening with t "times" in prin they've got more than 0,000 readers paying as much as769 a year to get the paper delivered. so i think the calculationas to be what can they add to their line news that will encourage enough of thatnline audience to begin payg. >> brown: and st staying with you, bl mitchell. on t plus side would be the "new york times" itself, t brand, the hisry, the quality at they've offered to people >>f course. as bill pointed out, onlin advertising simp is not going toustain the quality of jonalism that t times-- that the readers have c
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Jan 12, 2010 6:00pm EST
tax, possibly even including moving certain activities and jobs out of the united states in order to avoid the tax. >> woodruff: let me pick up on one of those points and come back to felix salmon. you say a lot of these banks are making money but he's saying they're really not as strong internally as it appears that they are. they're really not in any sort of shape to take on these additional fees or taxes. >> if you asked the banks that's completely untrue. if you ask the treasury, completely untrue because they have repaid all of them pretty much have repaid the tarp funds that they took from the government. the only reason that the government let them repay that money is because they put their... they made sure that these banks are well capitalized, highly solvent. there weren't any problems the banks. if only in the wake of those , if only in the wake of the banks are showing that they're rich enough and wealthy enough to be able to repay all this money that the government is saying now you can afford to pay us back a bit more. >> woodruff: what about that? the reason that the b
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Jan 11, 2010 6:00pm EST
books in many states. across the united states. and he wrote a fairly sympathetic opinion toward gay rights so some people interpret that as a sign that perhaps he might be open to considering gay marriage even though in general we identify him with a conservative group of justices. >> suarez: one precedent we're likely to hear about is loving versus virginia which struck down bans against people of different races marrying. why is that germane in this case? >> well, for a couple of reasons. yes, that was in 1967. it's a landmark case. well, for one thing, what's interesting is that more people who were polled at that time, more americans were opposed to inter-racial marriage than are opposed to gay marriage today. which is interesting. because one of the questions about this case is, is this pushing the court to get out too far ahead of where public opinion is? if you look at just the numbers in polls you actually see that more people are in favor of gay marriage today. but then you have the state-by state... you look at the state- by-state picture. we do have these nearly 40 states
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Jan 27, 2010 7:00pm EST
the united states. all that and moris on our web si, newshour.pbs.org. gwen? >> ill: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm gwenfill. >> lehrer: and i'm jim lrer. we'll see yoon-line and here later tonighfor the presidens state of the union address. and again on the "newshour" tomorrowvening. for now,hank you and od night. major funding for e pbs newshour is provided by: bank of america. ♪ >>his is the engine that coects abundant grain from the american heartland to haras best selling whole wheat, ile keeping 60 billion pounds carb out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connec us. >> chevron this is e power of human energy. pacific life. grant ornton. the william and flora hewlt fountion, working to solve social andnvironmental problems at home and arounthe rld. and with the ongoing supportf these stitutions and foundation and... this program was made possle by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions tyour pbs station from viewers le you. thank yo captioning spoored by macneilehrer productions caioned by media access group at wg access.wg
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Jan 4, 2010 7:00pm EST
dealing with al qaeda in yemen the united states shouldt be der any illusions. it's not going to defeat al qaeda there today,omorrow, ne month or even next year. al qaedahere just too strong and to entrenched tre's really no magic missile swer to the problem of al qda. it is going to te a great al of patience. it's going to take a vy knew understanded lalized and a multaceted response by the united stas. >> ifill: mr. barrett,e had a former ambassar to yemen on the proam last year. she saide needed to get ahead the failure curve. can you fine for us what you think that might mean. >> yeah. i think at there's still a problem exposing al qaeda r what it is truly is. it's just real a criminal organization thaexploits people's sse of lack of justice orhatever grievance they have. to say that all slims are derattack from the west. when you looat the facts it's prettclear immediately that in fact mt of the viims of al qaeda-related rrorism are muslims in musl majority countries. between 2006-2008, 98% of victims of al qaa-related terrorism wereuslims in slim-majority countries. we need to get
PBS
Jan 21, 2010 6:00pm EST
allowed to grow. >>un, years ago, and not too long ago, the united states had some of the-- the majority of the largest financial institutions in world. now we've gone down to the point-- you can count them on one hand. where are the rest of the large financial institutions? elsewhere in the world. if what this administration says we're going to tie the hand even more so we're going to put a limit on them, the secretary answered your question by saying, do you want to dismantle them? he should have said yes because that's what their legislation allows the administration to do, to dismantem them when they get larger than they want them to be. we will be uncompetitive with the rest of the financial markets in the world world as we continue to be so with the policies they've enact so far-- or tried to enact. >> woodruff: do you believe any limit should be placed on these large megabanks? >> schuss the limit should be on the other side of the page. the limit should be that the taxpayer should not be the avenue for recourse when they have problems. when the banks grow to-- or when these finan
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